“Travis: A Soldier’s Story” Screening at Hawkeye Community College May 6 & 7

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WATERLOO--The documentary film, Travis: A Soldier’s Story, will have a special screening on Tuesday, May 6, and also on Wednesday, May 7, in Hawse Auditorium-Tama Hall at Hawkeye Community College. Tickets are free; however, seating is limited. Contact Hawkeye’s Library at 319-296-4006 in advance to reserve and pick up your ticket there. Remaining tickets will be available in Tama Hall the night of the screening.

Doors open at 6:30 both evenings, with a demonstration by Retrieving Freedom. Seating will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a presentation by Dennis Clark with Clark & Associates. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m.; at 8:40 p.m. refreshments will be served and discussion will be on how to support Wounded Warriors in the Cedar Valley.

Travis: A Soldier’s Story is an inspiring true story about United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne. Travis lost portions of both arms and legs as the result of an IED (improvised explosive device) on April 10, 2012, while on patrol during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. He is one of just five quadruple-amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive such extensive injuries. This screening features powerful interviews and emotional reenactments from Travis and Kelsey Mills and fellow soldiers who witnessed the events of April 10th. Travis: A Soldier’s Story is an intimate look into the life of a wounded solider as he faces the unimaginable physical and emotional challenges of this life-altering injury. Travis’s story sheds light on the daily inward and outward struggles of our wounded veterans and the difficult rehabilitation processes they face. His openness and incredible perseverance will challenge us to look at the way we deal with our own personal trials in life.

This special event is hosted by Hawkeye Community College and the Hawkeye Student Veterans Organization, AMVETS Post 49 Career Center, VGM and Clark & Associates Prosthetics and Orthotics. This film was produced by Fotolanthropy (, a nonprofit organization based in Dallas, Texas, that captures inspiring true stories.